Targeted mRCC Response and Outcomes

Long-term responders to targeted therapy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) have excellent outcomes, with patients who have a complete response to treatment experiencing the longest survival, researchers reported.

Post-PCI AKI Not Linked to Contrast ...

Development of acute kidney injury (AKI) following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is not related to the use of contrast media, but rather to factors such as older age and hemodynamic instability, according to a new study.

Active Surveillance for Intermediate-risk PCa Challenged

New study findings suggest there is no “favorable” subset of patients with intermediate-risk prostate cancer (PCa) likely to benefit from active surveillance (AS).

Ferritin Spike With HD Ups Mortality

Spikes in serum ferritin within the first 6 months of starting maintenance hemodialysis (HD) are associated with worse all-cause mortality, a new study finds.

What Not to Eat After Nephrectomy

In the past, doctors may have reassured kidney donors that they are not at higher risk of ESRD. Today, it would be naïve for physicians to believe that patients with a solitary kidney after nephrectomy do not have a serious condition and do not need dietary advice or diet and lifestyle modification.

Training Staff in HIPAA Regulations

Most breaches of protected health information are related to human error, underscoring the need for medical practices to develop and maintain rigorous training programs for employees so they comply with HIPAA regulations.

Tips for Negotiating Payer Contracts

Depending upon Congress' actions in the coming year, the insurance industry may be an entirely new landscape in 2018. But that does not mean providers should be satisfied with payers' rates and terms. Familiarity with current contracts and knowing how to negotiate better ones will be crucial to boosting income.

TERT May Detect Bladder Cancer Recurrence

A non-invasive urinary test for telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) promoter mutations may identify recurrent urothelial bladder cancer (UBC) earlier than standard cytology and cystoscopy, a new study finds.

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